Om Puri Passes Away After a Massive Heart Attack
Born on October 18 1950, the actor was known for his performances in Bollywood, as well as Pakistani and Hollywood movies. His popular films were were Aakrosh (1980), Ardh Satya (1982) for which he won the National Award for Best Actor, and British film East is East (1999). He also worked in a number of Hollywood and British films, including The Reluctant Fundamentalist, East is East, and most recently in The Hundred-Foot Journey. Puri made a name for himself with his latest Pakistani film, Actor in Law
Last year in October, a police complaint was filed against the veteran actor for his comments that were found to be disrespectful towards Indian soldiers by a fraction of the film industry. Prithvi Maske said, “Referring to the Indian Army and soldiers, he [Om Puri] said that we had not given the invitation to the soldiers of the Indian Army. They joined the army at their will.” During a debate on a TV channel, Puri had said: “Did we force them to join the army? My father was also in the army… We are proud of them (soldiers)… I am asking you: Do you want India and Pakistan to become Israel and Palestine?
Keeping him and his loved ones in our prayers!